Letter Supports Student Decision Not to Publish Mascot Name

Oct 28, 2014

PRNDI has joined the Society of Professional Journalists, Student Press Law Center, and 17 other organizations, in urging education leaders to renounce the actions of the Neshaminy School District in Bucks County, Pa. for punishing student journalists and their adviser for resolving not to use the school’s Native American mascot name, in its publication.

The organizations sent a letter Oct. 13 to the National School Boards Association, National Association of Secondary School Principals, American Association of School Administrators and National Association of State Boards of Education, outlining their concern for teachers and students in the field of scholastic journalism.

Read the letter at SPJ.org.